Bonnie Klinkenberg Fox was born on 8/16/1942 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Jane and Tony Klinkenberg. She graduated from Dubuque Public Schools, and later from Marycrest College and the University of Iowa, with a Masters in Social Work. Bonnie married M. M. “Bud” Fox on 6/21/64.
Bonnie passed away, October 8, 2022.
Bonnie worked outside the home for John Deere, CASI, and for more than 20 years served as Director of Dislocated Workers Program and then Director of Business and Industry Center at Black Hawk College. She loved family, friends, her church, her pets, and life in general. In addition to being a tremendously loving, caring, and generous wife, mother, and sister, Bonnie was active in innumerable community and charitable organizations. Most notably, Bonnie was a Master Gardener spending many hours volunteering with the Tri-City Garden Club; was a docent at the Figge Art Museum; was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church; and was a member of Chapter LH P.E.O. She also volunteered at the ImpactLife blood center, was a Befriender, and served on the board of the original Clarissa Cook House. Bonnie greatly valued the fellowship of The Outing Club, her book and bridge clubs, and, most especially, her walking group.
Bonnie is survived by her son, Bradley Fox, MD (Nancy); daughter, Elizabeth Fox, DHSc; sister, Barb Miller (Lyle); brother, Bill Klinkenberg (Jean); and sisters-in-law, Ann Baley and June Jones.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and sisters-in-law, Nina Mansfield and Ruth Sherman.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00am Monday, October 17, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA. Visitation will be 9:00am – 11:00am Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clarissa Cook Hospice or The Friends of Vander Veer.